Christmas Foodie Diary

Christmas Foodie Diary

While we visit local food markets all year and choice really ramps up in December. Here is a list of our favourites to get some fantastic local produce for the feast table and some lovely gifts!

Festive Market, Lexicon, Bracknell
Up until Christmas Eve
Luxury shopping mall The Lexicon are holding their first festive markets this year. In addition to the shopping and eating offering the complex already holds, a sea of festive stalls will descend for the season. Visit for delicious sweet treats, personalised Christmas decorations and gifts you won’t find elsewhere.

Artisan Market, Newbury
Up until December 9th
Newbury Artisan Market has added an extra date for Christmas due to high demand. The home of all things handmade, fresh and local, the Newbury market is the place to go for gifts that live and breathe Berkshire. Christmas sights and smells mingle to create one of the most buzzing markets in the region.

Christmas Fair, Ascot Racecourse
Up until December 2nd
With an incredible 150 companies present, you’ll truly need the entire day to experience the Christmas Fair at Ascot. With a delightful mix of boutique outlets selling plenty for every member of the family, you’re sure to give the most unique gifts under the tree this Christmas. There is also plenty for foodies, with an entire floor dedicated to edible gifts — and hungry shoppers!

Christmas Fair, Arlington, Business Park
December 5th
2018 is set to be Arlington’s biggest Christmas Fayre ever, with organisers hoping to see 80 stalls of festive goodies take over the business park for a day of shopping and Christmas cheer. The selection of scrumptious stalls will include homemade jam, cheeses, crafts and clothing, as well as stock from a selection of popular local boutiques. Lucky shoppers will also have the opportunity to make friends with a family of reindeer.

Christmas Market, Winchester Cathedral
Up until December 20th
No guide to Hampshire’s Christmas markets would be complete without including the festivities at Winchester Cathedral. Open from 10.30am to 8pm (Thu-Sat) and 10.30am to 6.30pm (Sun-Wed), it is inspired by traditional German Christmas markets and welcomes around half a million visitors each year.